Lloyd Bridges

Highest Rated: 100% Wichita (1955)
Lowest Rated: 13% Winter People (1989)
Birthday: Jan 15, 1913
Birthplace: San Leandro, CA, USA
Working from the ground up in stock companies, Lloyd Bridges was a member of the progressive Actors Lab company in the mid 1930s. He made his Broadway debut toward the end of that decade in a production of Othello. Signed by Columbia in 1941, Bridges appeared in everything the studio assigned him, from Three Stooges 2-reel comedies to such "A" pictures as Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), Talk of the Town (1942), and Sahara (1943). He began freelancing in 1945, accepting the prescient role of a deep-sea diver in 1948's 16 Fathoms Deep, among other films. The most memorable of his '50s assignments was the leading role in the cult science-fiction programmer Rocketship X-M (1950) and the part of the look-out-for-number-one deputy in High Noon (1952).Thanks to his earlier involvement in the Actors Lab and his admission at the HUAC hearings that he'd once flirted with communism, Bridges was "graylisted" during the mid-'50s, able to find work only in lesser pictures and TV shows. He was rescued by producer Ivan Tors, who cast Bridges as diver-for-hire Mike Nelson in the TV series Sea Hunt. Filmed between 1957 and 1961, Sea Hunt was the most popular syndicated program of the era, turning Bridges into a millionaire. Alas, neither of his subsequent series of the '60s, The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962) and The Loner (1965), survived their first seasons. Undaunted, Bridges continued working into the '90s, displaying a hitherto untapped flair for zany comedy in such films as Airplane! (1980), Joe vs. the Volcano (1990), and the two Hot Shots films. Bridges was the father of actors Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges. A committed environmentalist, he was involved in several organizations including the American Oceans Campaign and Heal the Bay, a Los Angeles-based group. Bridges died of natural causes on March 10, 1998. Shortly before his passing, he had completed work on two films, Jane Austen's Mafia and Meeting Daddy; in the latter film, Bridges co-starred with his eldest son Beau.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet From Russia To Hollywood Actor 2002
No Score Yet Meeting Daddy Col. Branson 2000
No Score Yet Bear Island Smithy 2000
No Score Yet From Russia to Hollywood: The 100-Year Odyssey of Chekhov and Shdanoff Actor 1999
14% Mafia! Vincenzo 1998
No Score Yet Peter and the Wolf Actor 1996
No Score Yet Sidney Sheldon's 'Nothing Lasts Forever' John Cronin 1995
No Score Yet The Other Woman Jacob 1995
32% Blown Away Max O'Bannon 1994
No Score Yet Secret Sins of the Father Louis Thielman 1994
57% Hot Shots! Part Deux Tug Benson 1993
42% Honey, I Blew Up the Kid Clifford Sterling 1992
No Score Yet Devlin Bill Brennan 1992
No Score Yet In the Nick of Time Actor 1991
83% Hot Shots! Adm. `Tug' Benson 1991
No Score Yet Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean Harry Helmsley 1990
62% Joe Versus the Volcano Graynamore 1990
No Score Yet Cross of Fire Actor 1989
13% Winter People William Wright 1989
50% Cousins Vince 1989
85% Tucker: The Man and His Dream Sen. Homer Ferguson 1988
No Score Yet The Wild Pair Col. Heser 1987
No Score Yet Alice Through the Looking Glass Actor 1987
No Score Yet The Thanksgiving Promise Stewart Larson 1986
No Score Yet Weekend Warriors Col. Archer 1986
No Score Yet Dress Gray Axel Rylander 1986
No Score Yet The Blue And The Gray Actor 1985
No Score Yet Alice in Wonderland White Knight 1985
No Score Yet George Washington Caleb 1984
No Score Yet Loving Actor 1984
No Score Yet Grace Kelly Jack Kelly 1983
No Score Yet A Case of Libel Actor 1983
42% Airplane 2 - The Sequel Steven McCroskey 1982
No Score Yet Blue and the Gray Actor 1981
97% Airplane! McCroskey 1980
No Score Yet The Fifth Musketeer (Behind the Iron Mask) (The 5th Musketeer) Philippe 1979
No Score Yet Disaster on the Coastliner Al Mitchell 1979
No Score Yet Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack Commander Cain 1979
No Score Yet The Great Wallendas Actor 1978
No Score Yet Mutual Respect Actor 1977
No Score Yet The Force of Evil Actor 1977
No Score Yet Stowaway to the Moon Charlie Englehardt 1974
No Score Yet Running Wild Actor 1973
No Score Yet Haunts of the Very Rich Dave Woodrough 1972
No Score Yet To Find a Man Frank McCarthy 1972
No Score Yet Scuba Actor 1972
No Score Yet A Tattered Web Sgt. Ed Stagg 1971
33% The Happy Ending Sam 1969
No Score Yet Silent Night, Lonely Night Actor 1969
No Score Yet Attack on the Iron Coast Major Jamie Wilson 1968
No Score Yet Daring Game Vic Powers 1968
No Score Yet Around the World Under the Sea Dr. Doug Standish 1966
No Score Yet A Pair of Boots Actor 1962
No Score Yet The Goddess Dutch Seymour 1958
No Score Yet The Rainmaker Noah Curry 1956
No Score Yet Wetbacks Jim Benson 1956
100% Wichita Gyp 1955
No Score Yet Apache Woman Rex Moffett 1955
No Score Yet The Limping Man Frank Prior 1953
No Score Yet The Tall Texan Ben Trask 1953
No Score Yet Last Of The Comanches Jim Starbuck 1953
No Score Yet The Kid from Left Field Pete Haines 1953
No Score Yet Plymouth Adventure Coppin 1952
96% High Noon Pell 1952
No Score Yet Little Big Horn Capt. Phillip Donlin 1951
No Score Yet The Whistle At Eaton Falls Actor 1951
No Score Yet The Sound of Fury Actor 1950
No Score Yet The White Tower Mr. Hein 1950
No Score Yet Rocketship X-M Floyd Oldham 1950
No Score Yet Colt .45 Paul Donovan 1950
No Score Yet Try and Get Me Jerry Slocum 1950
No Score Yet Trapped Tris Stewart 1949
83% Home of the Brave Finch 1949
No Score Yet 16 Fathoms Deep Ray Douglas 1948
100% Moonrise Jerry Sykes 1948
80% Unconquered Lt. Hutchins 1947
100% Canyon Passage Johnny Steele 1946
100% A Walk in the Sun Sgt. Ward 1945
No Score Yet Strange Confession (The Missing Head) Dave 1945
No Score Yet Secret Agent X-9 Secret Agent X-9 1945
No Score Yet Thunderbolt Actor 1945
No Score Yet The Master Race Frank 1944
No Score Yet Once upon a Time Captain 1944
No Score Yet Crime Doctor's Strangest Case Jimmy Trotter 1943
100% Sahara Fred Clarkson 1943
No Score Yet Destroyer Fireman 1943
No Score Yet Passport to Suez Fritz 1943
No Score Yet The Heat's On Andy Walker 1943
No Score Yet Commandos Strike at Dawn Young Soldier 1942
No Score Yet Atlantic Convoy Bert 1942
No Score Yet Alias Boston Blackie Bus Driver 1942
No Score Yet Blondie Goes to College Ben Dixon 1942
93% The Talk of the Town Forrester 1942
No Score Yet Three Girls About Town Reporter 1941
No Score Yet You Belong to Me Ski Patrol 1941
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance Johnny Baker 1941
100% Here Comes Mr. Jordan Co-Pilot 1941
No Score Yet Harmon of Michigan Ozzie 1941
No Score Yet Ramrod Red Cates 1930

TV

CREDIT
89% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Izzy Mandelbaum Izzy Mendelbaum
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
Col. Kress
  • 1995
50% Harts of the West
1993-1994
Jake Terrel
  • 1994
  • 1993
20% Capital News
1990
Jo-Jo Turner
  • 1990
33% Battlestar Galactica
1978-1980
Cmdr. Cain
  • 1978
86% Roots
1977
Evan Brent
  • 1977
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Anastas Poltroni (Ted Carson)
  • 1966

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